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Baber Hunts For New 7s Captain

Baber Hunts For New 7s Captain
Gareth Baber.
September 19
11:00 2017

Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber is urging players to step-up and show that they’ve what it takes to lead the side to the 2017/18 World Rugby Sevens Series which kicksoff in December.

After former captain Osea Kolinisau took-up an overseas contract in the United States, the captain’s role has been left vacant.

“There are few names but we got to put pressure on them, as a staff we look at it every day on how players react and how they’re doing during in group meetings especially to show leadership on and off the field,” Baber said.

“It’s important that the person who is to become captain is comfortable with the position as well, because it is a huge honour to captain any country especially Fiji where sevens rugby is followed like a religion.”

The former Hong Kong coach said management has been looking at a few players including nippy halfback Jerry Tuwai who wore the captain’s armband in France last series

“We’re talking to several of the players, people like Jerry, who has captained Fiji in France. There are players that they have leadership qualities and hopefully within the next two to three weeks we’ll find the one that has the characteristics to truly take-up the responsibility.”

Baber is also contemplating with the idea of having a captain or having a few leaders in the team.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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